Our van is used for both in town grocery getting, and long road trips. We typically get 18 mpg in suburban driving and 25+ mpg on the interstate. Once you get over the "I'm driving a mini van" syndrome, it is highly functional and drives like a car. We just went to the Chicago Auto Show to look for alternatives. Many smaller vehicles get less mileage, have greater depreciation, and cannot do all of the things a minivan can. Can't wait to take our tandem bike to Florida and escape from the Chicago winter.
Power hatch, power passenger seat, MP3 input, backup camera. New VCM (3-4-6) is smoother.
Why in the world doesn't a vehicle at this price point have a compass? Also need more than one power socket in front.